America’s Rescue of Children from the Holocaust: Memories of Three Austrian Emigrés
What: An event celebrating the publication of Don’t Wave Goodbye, the first anthology of memoirs of the only unaccompanied children rescued from the Holocaust by America.

One Thousand Children (OTC) is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to identifying and locating the refugee children today and documenting their journeys. Among the One Thousand Children were those of Austrian descent, three of whom will discuss the influence and impact of their Austrian heritage, their escape from the Holocaust, and their life in the United States.

Amb. Richard Schifter, Claire Leder, and Kurt Kleinman

Co-editors of Don’t Wave Goodbye Iris Posner and Philip Jason will discuss the history of the rescues and the creation of the book and will be available for book signings.

This event, co-sponsored by the B’nai B’rith Klutznick National Jewish Museum and the Austrian Embassy, is part of an area-wide program of cultural presentations related to the contributions of Austrian émigrés to America.

When: November 17, 12:00 – 2:30 pm

Where: The B’nai B’rith Klutznick National Jewish Museum, 2020 K Street, Northwest, Washington, D.C.

Cost: Attendance at the event is free. A kosher box lunch may be ordered for $12 PRIOR to the event.

Public Contact: For more information or reservations, please call (202) 857-6583 or send an e-mail to

For more information about B’nai B’rith, click here.

For more information about OTC, click here.